How Will YOU Make Money Online?

Great question!

The reality is that there are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business as a result.

Today I am going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet powerful processes of generating revenue online.

It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now (and beyond). It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

It is called Affiliate Marketing.

But, just one thing before you get into the MONEY "stuff"...

The making money part of your business won't happen quite yet.

Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?

Alright, let's continue on! :)

Below is a video walk-through of today's lesson and the process of "How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

 


In the coming days you are going to be working through this process and by the end of this Level 1 training alone, you are going to have an awesome foundation in place that will lead you to much greater success.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business. The most lucrative and the one that we have been teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate for the past 14 years is Affiliate Marketing.

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

There are now over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff.

That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these "audiences" by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be "helping" these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own "niche" website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience and make money with. You will have your very own slice of the internet opportunity.

Task #2: Create (Write Down) Your Financial Goals

You want to earn revenue right? That is great! In order to earn anything however, you need to have some goals in place.

In this task we want you to join in on a "money goals" discussion here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are going to be telling us what your goals are and going forward, we are going to be helping you achieve these very goals!

QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?


PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!

JOIN DI$CU$ION: What Are Your "Money" Goals?

In addition to this, it would be wonderful if you commented on someone else's goals they have posted within this thread. Aim to comment on at least TWO people's goals. You likely can network with many other "like minded" people here at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a good way to get your networking efforts rolling. We are a friendly bunch here at WA!

If you have any questions about any aspect of the make money process, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Awesome, off to the next lesson now where you will be "choosing your niche"!



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3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
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As an architect-interior designer, were looking at Home accessories and finishes, indoor recreation, home automation & security, AV solutions, Home gym, Techie Gadgets.

As a musician, im looking at musical instruments, music accessories and apps and audio equipment.

We have several interest that we want to pursue, Is it okay to have so many niches to start with or is it better to focus on one or two?
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lucbizz Premium
It is best to start just with one, you can keep the other one for later.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you should only have one niche on a website, otherwise, Google won't see you as an authority on your subject. And your visitors won't understand what your website is about.

If I visit your site to read about home security, I don't want to see articles about musical instruments.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are wanting a niche a website so that you do not confuse your readers or google . And my be focusing on one niche at a time, as it take a lot of time and effort setting it up correctly.
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VitaliyG Premium Plus
Start with 1 Edd, the one you find most interesting. Here's how: Let me know if you have any questions!
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Just focus on one at a time
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olpett Premium
Sorry, I have more questions to ask:
- I choose a headscarves niche, can I change it to scarfes or it will be too broad?
- if the answer yes for question N1 then can I change the website name/domain name?

Thank you so much for your opinion/advice.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, in the beginning you would want concentrate on a sub category niche. Once site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale. However yes you can call then scarfs

See example below

. If siterubix subdomain, and URL needing change, you can delete and start again, however I'd save any work I created in site content. If a dot com URL and I made a mistake I would then need purchase a new domain.

It editing title, then settings > general edit and save changes.
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Elijah88 Premium Plus
I think the more specific the niche the better. This is especially helpful when you are first starting out. As time goes along and you see more success, then you can venture out and expand your site's horizons.

You could change the name, I think. Also, you could consider doing headscarves that are of esteemed brand and serve immense value to your customers.

I hope this helps. I am happy to help anytime.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Olga I am Lula
I always follow my passion what drives me out every day if that is what you chose and write plenty posts then from me wishing you well success and a terrific day.
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olpett Premium
AbieAJ - thank you so much for your explanation and advice. I really appreciate this.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Headscarves isn't to general.. although it might not bring in much per sale.

And your web domain can't change if you bought a domain.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Sorry but you can't change a domain name.
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olpett Premium
Domain did not buy yet. Maybe I should re-think about my niche considering above comment as it might not bring in much per sale.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Here's a post I wrote about good affiliate niches if you need some ideas:
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olpett Premium
OMG!!! Now I have far too many niches I would like to do. At least 4 of them. I will think today while we are going out for dinner and make final decision tonight. Thank you so much its very helpful.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
No problem!
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olpett Premium
Hello, everyone. I need your help. When I did Footer Bar Section 1 its not showing. Compare to Kyle's video he had Subfooter there is none in my menu only Footer Bar Section 1 and Footer Bar Section 2. Therefore I used Footer Bar Section 1 but I can not see it at the lower part of the website. Any help ? Thanks.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you may want empty browsers cache refresh and try gain, try URL in a different browser or a mobile device, see if there's a difference.
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dylanrieger Premium Plus
Which theme are you using?
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olpett Premium
will try, I am usually using Firefox
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olpett Premium
headscarfs but now thinking to change to scarfs. Above I asked questions in re: of this
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GlennRivera Premium
I am leaning heavily towards the niche of fitness treadmills and I wanted to know what the others thought. The reason I ask is because good quality treadmills are heavy, take up around a third of the bedroom (although you can lift it up) and cost at least 1 - 4 thousand dollars. Not to mention that more people are returning to the gyms. The only reason I can see bypassing the gym is the fear of covid with everyone breathing out heavy.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Are there any fold up machines that would work for your audience you want to reach? You can use Jaaxy, the keyword too to see what the search levels are. But the Jaaxy training doesn't come until lesson 9 You will need to define your audience. You is it that you want to share fitness treadmills because that is a product. How do you want to help a group of people that would use a treadmill. What is the objective?

Here's an idea of how to narrow a niche down and come up with a group you want to help.
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GlennRivera Premium
I've thought of that and already come up with those objectives even before I joined. My only concern is most treadmills are big and heavy. but many of the manufacturers have made them to fold up.

I just want to know what people think of it as a niche and if it will work
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rickmooney Premium
i think treadmills could be an excellent niche . If that's something you're passionate about. you say "good " treadmills but if your niche is treadmills you will be writing about all treadmills. some big some small some cheap some expensive. i think if you do some research you'll find a lot to write about. it sounds like you're looking ahead to the money making aspect of this. If you follow the training and write about your niche i believe the money making aspect will work itself out when you get there. Best of luck to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes it will work . So your niche is your objectives and who you want to help. And your product is tread mills. So do you have a specific audience in mind you want to help? When you get lesson eight see what Jaaxy gives you for keywords. That will give you an insight as to your opportunity..
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you Rickmooney.

You know how I know so much about treadmills? Because I tried them all out at whatever public gyms I go to. That way, I can compare one with another and of course, I own my own so believe it or not, I have a lot to say about treadmills on my blogs/ads, rather than just putting out a bunch of boring specs

Right now, I am at the beginner level trying to figure a name for my website. I dont want to rush this because then, I'll have to live with it. Although setting up the website is quick process, finding a suitable name for it could take some time. Hopefully, something will come to me.

The other problem for me is trying to choose the right theme for it.

Thanks for your input!
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GlennRivera Premium
Thank you. Yes, I am looking for people like myself who are not interested in the glory of running marathons. That is unhealthy but, TRAINING for marathons is good for you so I am looking for those who are looking for those people who are generally looking to get into proper condition, whether it be to prevent weight related diseases or just to improve their appearance. Believe me, running, combined with some toning exercises, works
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jghwebbrand Premium
So happy you have your audience defined.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I am watching the video on setting the website. There are some features I see that have been added in so I might have to slow down a bit in order to better understand what they are there for.

I was wondering; since we are all part of a forum, do we get to check out one another's website progress or is that not allowed?
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jghwebbrand Premium
You might want to check for names using namemesh.com Especially look in the SEO column for some ideas.

Things to consider when choosing a niche.
All are pretty much responsive. but not all have the same easy feature modification capability. Having a footer with multiple columns is very handy. So some themes offer a very at the top menu and a header menu. We like the free theme Astra because it is rated highly with GeneratePress in speed. You a reprobably aware that you can go to the theme developers website and see a demo of most themes.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can only check out someone else's website if they provide you with their URL There is no central place to find everyone's website and check them out.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks, I'll do just that.
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GlennRivera Premium
Thanks. I cam up with a name. It seems a little crude but it seems to apply and I got a unique name
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific!
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi Mates:
I am looking for the 5 kW that meet the defined criteria of 30 searches and less than 100 competing sites.
I don't find so easily phrases that meet the criteria in my niche. So I have selected phrases with similar criteria, i.e. with less visitors and somewhat more competing sites. What is your opinion?
Thanks
Hector
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JoeRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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hectorbenito Premium
Hi.
Gym
Male sexual health
Female sexual health
Anti aging
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JoeRebisz Premium
Ok, those are four separate niches. Let me see what I can find on just one of them.
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